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Old 23-07-2017, 07:03   #61
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Re: Polars and Density of Air

Here is a better image for the calcs. I hope. Darn not totated.
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Old 23-07-2017, 12:03   #62
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To all other directions except dw the weight of air is irrelevant. It's the pressure gradient around the sail and there's no fluid weight in that formula...

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Re: Polars and Density of Air

Rho is used as density. It looks to me from the above formula that if everything else is the same lift is proportional to density.

Makes sense to me, a simple example is that a rudder has far more lift in water than it does in air. Probably close to proportional to the change in density.
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Re: Polars and Density of Air

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To all other directions except dw the weight of air is irrelevant. It's the pressure gradient around the sail and there's no fluid weight in that formula...

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Tell that to a helicopter or prop driven fixed wing pilot who tries to fly at very high altitude
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Tell that to a helicopter or prop driven fixed wing pilot who tries to fly at very high altitude
In a different Froude number are they among other things..
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Re: Polars and Density of Air

Please back up this statement with facts, or fully explained equations. Otherwise we have no reason to believe this. Thank you. - Or alternatively, prove the previous equations incorrect. You will be trying to refute UTC engineers, in so doing!
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Re: Polars and Density of Air

Please see this discussion
Dochead provides a good density of air calculator too.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=190157
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